GCSEs accredited for first teaching 2017

The information on this page is correct as of October 2017.

In November 2016, a letter was sent to all schools by the department of education, informing them that WJEC GCSEs would not be available for schools here to use from September 2017.

AQA

List of all new AQA GCSE qualifications that have been accredited for use in Northern Ireland from September 2017 (first teaching).

All the GCSE qualifications listed below will be graded 9-1 (9 being the highest grade).

All these qualifications will be linear, meaning all assessments must be taken together at the end of the course.

Awarding Body Level Subject
AQA GCSE Bengali
AQA GCSE Business
AQA GCSE Chinese
AQA GCSE Design and technology
AQA GCSE Economics
AQA GCSE Engineering
AQA GCSE Italian
AQA GCSE Media studies
AQA GCSE Modern Hebrew
AQA GCSE Polish
AQA GCSE Psychology
AQA GCSE Panjabi
AQA GCSE Sociology
AQA GCSE Statistics
AQA GCSE Urdu

CCEA

List of all new CCEA GCSE qualifications that have been accredited for use in Northern Ireland from September 2017 (first teaching).

All the qualifications listed below will be graded A*-G with a realigned A* and a new grade C*.

Some qualifications will be linear and some will be modular.

Awarding Body Level Subject
CCEA GCSE Agriculture and Land Use
CCEA GCSE Art and Design
CCEA GCSE Biology
CCEA GCSE Business and Communication Systems
CCEA GCSE Business Studies
CCEA GCSE Chemistry
CCEA GCSE Child Development
CCEA GCSE Construction
CCEA GCSE Contemporary Crafts
CCEA GCSE Digital Technology
CCEA GCSE Double Award Science
CCEA GCSE Drama
CCEA GCSE Economics
CCEA GCSE Engineering and Manufacturing
CCEA GCSE English Language
CCEA GCSE English Literature
CCEA GCSE French
CCEA GCSE Further Mathematics
CCEA GCSE Gaeilge
CCEA GCSE German
CCEA GCSE Government and Politics
CCEA GCSE Health and Social Care
CCEA GCSE History
CCEA GCSE Home Economics: Food and Nutrition
CCEA GCSE Hospitality
CCEA GCSE Irish
CCEA GCSE Journalism in the Media and Communications Industry
CCEA GCSE Learning for Life and Work
CCEA GCSE Leisure and Tourism
CCEA GCSE Mathematics
CCEA GCSE Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies
CCEA GCSE Moving Image Arts
CCEA GCSE Music
CCEA GCSE Physical Education
CCEA GCSE Physics
CCEA GCSE Religious Studies
CCEA GCSE Single Award Science
CCEA GCSE Spanish
CCEA GCSE Statistics
CCEA GCSE Technology and Design

OCR

List of all new OCR GCSE qualifications that have been accredited for use in Northern Ireland from September 2017 (first teaching).

All the GCSE qualifications listed below will be graded 9-1 (9 being the highest grade).

All these qualifications will be linear, meaning all assessments must be taken together at the end of the course.

Awarding Body Level Subject
OCR GCSE Ancient history
OCR GCSE Business
OCR GCSE Classical civilisation
OCR GCSE Design and technology
OCR GCSE Economics
OCR GCSE Film Studies
OCR GCSE Media studies
OCR GCSE Psychology

Pearson

List of all new Pearson GCSE qualifications that have been accredited for use in Northern Ireland from September 2017 (first teaching).

All the GCSE qualifications listed below will be graded 9-1 (9 being the highest grade).

All these qualifications will be linear, meaning all assessments must be taken together at the end of the course.

Awarding Body Level Subject
OCR GCSE Arabic
OCR GCSE Astronomy
OCR GCSE Business
OCR GCSE Chinese
OCR GCSE Design and technology
OCR GCSE Italian
OCR GCSE Japanese
OCR GCSE Modern Greek
OCR GCSE PE (short course)
OCR GCSE Psychology
OCR GCSE Russian
OCR GCSE Statistics
OCR GCSE Urdu

WJEC Eduqas

List of all new WJEC Eduqas GCSE qualifications that have been accredited for use in Northern Ireland from September 2017 (first teaching).

All the GCSE qualifications listed below will be graded 9-1 (9 being the highest grade).

All these qualifications will be linear, meaning all assessments must be taken together at the end of the course.

Awarding Body Level Subject
Eduqas GCSE Business
Eduqas GCSE Design and technology
Eduqas GCSE Electronics
Eduqas GCSE Film studies
Eduqas GCSE Geology
Eduqas GCSE Media studies
Eduqas GCSE PE (short course)
Eduqas GCSE Sociology